Today was a great one for fans of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man, which confirmed October 2022 premiere plans along with a new trailer and our first look at the main cast members fueling the adaptation. When the Chainsaw Man anime debuts it will feature relative newcomer Kikunosuke Toya as Denji, Tomori Kusunoki (Natsume in Deca-Dence) as Makima, Shogo Sakata (Karin Sasaki in Fire Force) as Aki Hayakawa and Fairouz Ai (Jolyne Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean) as Power, and you can hear them in action below.
The MAPPA event during which the trailer debuted also announced plans to host the world premiere of episode 1 in Japan on September 19.
This all follows the new visual that was revealed last week.
Previously announced staff includes:
- Original Creator: Tatsuki Fujimoto
- Director: Ryu Nakayama (JUJUTSU KAISEN Episode 19 director)
- Screenplay: Hiroshi Seko (Mob Psycho 100, JUJUTSU KAISEN)
- Character Design: Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation)
- Action Animation Director: Tatsuya Yoshihara (Black Clover, Yatterman Night)
- Assistant Director: Masato Nakazono (JUJUTSU KAISEN, SSSS.Gridman)
- Devil Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Flip Flappers, Space Dandy)
- Background Art Director: Yusuke Takeda (Vinland Saga, JUJUTSU KAISEN)
- Color Design: Naomi Nakano (Sword Art Online: Alicization)
- Screen Design: Yosuke Miyahara (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
- Music: Kensuke Ushio (A Silent Voice, Devilman crybaby)
- Animation Producer: Keisuke Seshimo (JUJUTSU KAISEN)
- Animation Production: MAPPA
VIZ Media publishes the Chainsaw Man manga, with all of Part 1 currently available digitally and in print and Part 2 running each week via the Shonen Jump app. Here’s how VIZ describes it:
Denji is a teenage boy living with a Chainsaw Devil named Pochita. Due to the debt his father left behind, he has been living a rock-bottom life while repaying his debt by harvesting devil corpses with Pochita.
One day, Denji is betrayed and killed. As his consciousness fades, he makes a contract with Pochita and gets revived as “Chainsaw Man” — a man with a devil’s heart.
Via Crunchyroll News